Want to find out more about taking the train from Tournai to Madrid? Look no further.
There are around 6 trains per day running between Tournai and Madrid, which usually take 19 hours 35 minutes to complete the 783 miles (1260 km) journey. It can take as little as 12 hours 52 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Madrid from Tournai, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with TGV, AVE or Thalys, as these are the main train operators on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from Tournai to Madrid if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €135.70. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
It takes an average of 19h 35m to travel from Tournai to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 783 miles (1260 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Tournai to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €135.70 when you book in advance.
1260 miles (783 km)
6 trains per day
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OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Tournai to Madrid by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Tournai and Madrid is 19 hours and 35 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Tournai to Madrid is 12 hours and 52 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Tournai to Madrid can start from as little as €135.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Tournai to Madrid. Travelling from Tournai to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.
The first train from Tournai to Madrid leaves at 06:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Tournai to Madrid leaves at 17:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Tournai to Madrid cover a distance of around 783 miles (1260 km) during the journey.